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Public notice - 29 January 2019

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Australia Day awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the Mount Alexander Shire Australia Day Awards:
• Ken Maddern – Citizen of the Year
• Milou Albrecht – Young Citizen of the Year
• Brian McCormick – Senior Citizen of the Year
• Mount Alexander Seniors Festival – Community Event of the Year
Thank you to all award nominees for your contribution to the shire. Thank you also to the Traditional Owners and representatives from Nalderun and other community groups who organised and supported the Australia Day community event. Learn more about the award winners and the day at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/AustraliaDay.

Apply for a community grant

Community groups and organisations can now apply for Council’s Community Grants Program. Applications for 2019 projects are open until Monday 18 February. Come along to an information session to speak with staff about your project idea:
• Newstead – 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Wednesday 30 January at Newstead Community Centre, 9 Lyons Street.
• Castlemaine – 10.30am to 12.00noon on Thursday 31 January at the Ray Bradfield Room, Forest Street, Castlemaine.
• Castlemaine – 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Thursday 31 January at the Civic Centre, cnr Lloyd and Lyttleton streets.
• Taradale – 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Thursday 7 February at Taradale Community Hall, 144 High Street.
Learn more about the grants and guidelines at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CommunityGrants. For more information contact the Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700 or email grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Moscript drainage works start soon

Council is working with Maine Civil to improve drainage and reduce the risk of flooding in Moscript Street, Campbells Creek. Throughout the duration of works there may be occasions where minor delays or temporary detours will be in place on the affected road. Please be careful when entering and travelling through the area and follow directions from the construction team. Local residents will continue to have access to their property at all times. For more information contact Council on 5471 1700.

Help prevent fruit fly

Council has launched five engaging and educational videos to raise awareness on how to prevent the spread of Queensland fruit fly. The videos provide easy to follow tips on how to protect fruit and vegetables and ways to deal with affected produce. Queensland fruit fly has the potential to cause serious devastation to the horticulture industry and backyard gardens. Learn more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/FruitFly.

Satisfaction survey starts soon

Households are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey to assess the performance of Council. The annual telephone survey will begin in early February and is carried out by independent market research agency National Field Surveys. A random, representative sample of residents will be surveyed. Individual responses are confidential. Similar surveys will be undertaken across other Victorian councils in coming months. The feedback will help Council identify areas for improvement in the delivery of programs and services.

Employment opportunities

Executive Manager Business Performance, full time, fixed term contract (5 years)
Senior Statutory Planner, full time, ongoing
Statutory Planner, part time, ongoing
Access and Inclusion Officer, part time, fixed term until June 2019.

Close 4.00pm, Friday 1 February.

Development Engineer, full time, ongoing
Technical Officer, full time, fixed term (2 years).

Close 4.00pm, Friday 8 February.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply. Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information or to apply visit our website or phone 5471 1700.

Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 19 February
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 19 March.
Meetings are held at the Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Council Column is published in The Midland Express each Tuesday.

Public notice - 29 January 2019.

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